Over the next few days I'll be spotlighting some great short stories in E-book Format. Let's get started!
A while ago I did a piece on ORBIT books short fiction launch. I think this was a great idea and a great way for fans to have content from their favorite authors between novels and a great way to discover new writers as well. One of the first e-books I purchased was T.C. McCarthy's The Legionnaires.
This story had several elements that made it an instant buy for me:
A strong female lead
Science Fiction Elements
Action and Adventure
The story focuses on Rebecca Matthews. Though in the beginning chapter we find her in action with her fellow female legionnaires. They have been shipped to a mining planet and are in a fierce battle with the Mante's, viscous insects that have destroyed the town and are now gunning for Rebecca and her team and the group of young children in their care.
This story really draws you in. From the action scenes to Rebecca's flashbacks to her training on the planet Nimes Lointain. A 35 year old widow Rebecca funnels her pain into the Legion training earning through blood and pain the trust of her fellow female legionnaires and the respectful title Grandmother.